AN ACTIVE drug dealer who ‘looked as if butter would not melt’ has been jailed for dealing in Wrexham.

Jason Martin Young, 20, of Bryn Hafod in Wrexham, appeared at Mold Crown Court on August 13 where he admitted possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

On March 1, police officers were on patrol around 3.15pm on Queens Way in Wrexham when they saw two males, one of which was Young who paid ‘significant attention’ to the vehicle.

Prosecutor Ember-Jade Wong said as a result of the behaviour, officers turned around to speak to the men but Young turned around and ran off before officers ‘made chase’.

During the chase, Young was carrying over £400 worth of crack cocaine and a mobile phone, which was dumped over a garden fence.

The court heard how eventually the officers detained Young, who fled because of a bail condition, and the items were found discarded in a bag that contained 23 packages of crack cocaine and a yellow phone.

Ms Wong said Young held his hands up and said ‘they’re mine, I’m going to get a beating'.

Whilst Young was in custody, the phone received 56 calls and seven messages.

Describing Young as an ‘inexperienced drug dealer’, Duncan Bould, defence counsel, said Young’s greatest mitigation was his guilty plea and he had run up his own debt from cannabis use.

He said: “He is one of the exploited that sadly comes in front of the courts day in and day out.”

Judge Niclas Parry said Young looks ‘as if butter wouldn’t melt in the mouth’ but said he was an ‘active’ dealer.

He added: “The extraordinary number of calls to that phone, together with the wrapped packages and cash show you were a busy dealer on the street.

“You were clearly acting for others clearly higher up in the chain.”

The court heard how Young ‘came to his senses’ and admitted his guilt ‘from the outset’.

Young was given a 20-month custodial sentence and Judge Parry also ordered the drugs and phone to be destroyed and the £69 to be seized.